Ballard High to face library cuts due to school funding shortages

A number of Seattle schools will see a drop in funding for various programs, including Ballard High School.

Ballard, along with Roosevelt, Nathan Hale, West Seattle, and Garfield High Schools will all lose some library funding, while other schools will see cuts in assistant principals and administrators.

According to a report from King 5 News, several dozen Garfield High teachers staged a walk-in to protest the funding shortage, which is slated to take effect next year.

The state is currently facing a $40 million shortfall for their eduction budget, which educators say is unacceptable. The Garfield teachers are asking the legislature to lift a levy cap, which would allow schools to use voter approved funds next year, and eventually replace levies with a capital gains tax, according to King 5.

A total of 80 schools (22 Tier 3 schools and 58 Tier 4 schools) will be affected by the cuts, which they say are ranked based on performance and overall need.


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Freja
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Freja

Lack of funds for education creates stupid people lacking in critical thinking skills who believe what they hear on Fox News.
Betsy DeVos is trying to create a master race of morons.

Paintking
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Paintking

Explain your insanity when nobody here watches your devilish FOX news. Take off your blinders and wake up to liberal reality. Try looking in the mirror and whom YOU vote for again and again. These ARE the results of the McCleary decision. How much more property taxes do you want us all to pay? Remember, when YOU aim your skinny fingers at folks, there are 3 more aimed right back at you. We realize you’re not paranoid, but everybody thinks you are.

waiting for S
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waiting for S

The police need to visit you and take your guns away. You are clearly unstable and ready to break.

broham
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broham

Didn’t all the teachers just get big pay increases this past year from this McCleary decision. You knew this was going to happen, there’d be a shortfall somewhere. The mayor will likely propose a new property tax increase to hoist on the taxpayers backs to pay for these programs. It never ends around here. I get a headache living here sometimes.

Paintking
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Paintking

Don’t try logic with these hypersensitive clowns. All about their feelings. They put all the correct folks in office, then when things go rotten, they blame FOX news and Trump and anybody/anything else convenient, never ever taking ownership of their votes, their city, the needles, the tents, the poop, the incessant taxation. In fact, today we have representation WITHOUT taxation. How does this make you feel?

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

Greed is the real problem. The corporations greed raises prices on products we need to purchase. Landlord and home seller greed raises the cost of housing. The politicians greed results in outrageous salaries and poor tax dollar spending. Common working class folks, like teachers just want a living wage consistent with the current costs of housing and goods, and don’t want Increase in taxes. Resolve the greed problem and we have more money for education. But please don’t put the blame on teachers and other workers just wanting a liveable wage.

El Grunion
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El Grunion

huh. so the money grab McCleary Act and the recently passed education levy aren’t enough…?

maybe its time for parents of school aged children to chip in extra? pay as you use…

Freja
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Freja

I don’t have school aged children but I’m willing to pitch in because I don’t want to live in a world full of unskilled, uneducated people.

El Grunion
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El Grunion

sure, i’ll pitch in – within reason. the McCleary BS alone raise property taxes 15%. that is just too much. then the levy, now the schools want to remove any lids on levies.

too much waste – the schools need to learn to work within a budget and not stick their hands out for more every. single. year.

waiting for S
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waiting for S

you mean Uncle Buck dont you?

jennifergrace
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All schools that get open financing ought to be responsible, https://www.usaassignmentservice.com/essay-help-service we’re not proposing any moving of subsidizing from government-funded schools to non-public schools.